Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music at Montana State University is designed to enable students to combine concentrated music studies with a traditional liberal arts education.

In this program, students pursue core music studies in performance, theory, and history, along with a broad range of specialized music and outside subjects. Dynamic faculty work one-on-one in the studio, performers participate in a wide range of ensembles, and specialists lead academic courses. Students will develop a program of study in consultation with their academic advisor. These programs may include individual plans, minors, or certificates (examples below). Skills and knowledge acquired while studying in the Bachelor of Arts in Music program allow students the flexibility to follow many career paths both in music and a variety of other fields.

  • Business (minor)
  • Composition (individual plan)
  • History (minor)
  • Jazz & American Studies (individual plan)
  • Leadership (certificate)
  • Psychology (minor – preparation for graduate study in Music Therapy)
  • Religious Studies (minor)
  • Studio Instruction (individual plan)
  • Women and Gender Studies (minor)

          * additional minors available



Jon, Harney

Jon Harney

Vocal Studio
University Chorus
Opera Workshop
Advisor: B.A. in Music

175 Howard Hall

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Stephen, Versaevel

Stephen Versaevel

Asst. Director, Spirit of the West Marching Band
Advisor: B.A. in Music

133 Howard Hall

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